10 minute treat favor / goodie bags

For my latest workshop to celebrate the new catalog, I prepared a little thank you gift for the attendees.  I wanted something that everyone could use, and that looked great, but was still within my budget – so I made these great goodie bag / party favors with a few basic tools.

Treat Goodie Bag Party Favors Stampin Up

Goodie bag party favors to workshop attendees

What you need to make these party favor goodie bags:

  • Big Shot / die cutting machine
  • Top Note die
  • DSP / card stock
  • Ribbon
  • small clear cello bags (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • shredded tissue paper (dollar store again)

* TIP*  I stuck my embellishments to a piece of clear acetate to make sure that the presentation would be perfect.

I made the embellishments from the new “Buttons & Blossoms” clay molds available in the new Stampin Up catalog.  Using the freshly pressed 2013 – 2014 In Color line, these are the greatest thing I have seen in a looooong time for crafting!!  I hate it when I cannot find embellishments to match my project colors.  NOW you can make your own!!  ALl you need is the clay (which goes a LONG way – at least 60 embellishments from one bag of clay) and some reinkers.  Your total investment is around $20.  Just THINK of the savings!!! And the convenience… Need I go on?

Until next time stampers!!!

Keep calm, and craft on!!


New catalog workshop sneak preview

Hi Stampers!

I thought I would post a quick sneak preview of some of the projects that we will be making in the upcoming workshop tomorrow.



First sneak peek:  Project #1 using the new Mosaic Madness stamp set & punch bundle, along with the new 2013 In Colors (which I LOVE)



Bright Blossoms_1


Project #2:  A ‘clean & simple’ easy 5 minute card – these designs are great to have in your head when you need a quick card last minute


The wait list is open for this class – so please join us on Meetup to RSVP for this event, and upcoming workshops!

Stampin Up Tea Bag Dispenser Gift Box (& new cataloge item sneak preview)

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought this tea bag dispenser gift box would be a great Stampin Up project to demonstrate.  The measurements are quite fiddly, but the finished project is well worth it!  Thanks to Heidi at Running With Scissors for the instructions.  Being still relatively new to papercrafting myself, I typed up the instructions in an easy to follow PDF. Click to download tutorial here:  Stamp Right Up Tea Bag Dispenser Instructions

I was super excited to use a product from the NEW Stampin Up catalog, which is officially released May 31, 2013.  We are given a few products available for pre-order and I snatched up the opportunity.  Can you spot the new item?!…

It’s the flower blossom embellishment on top of the lid! I made it with the new Blossoms & Buttons simply pressed molds and pool party reinkers. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that we are now going to create embellishments in ANY color Stampin Up carries!! Now, all you have to do is order the reinkers and we can make our own buttons & flower embellishments!!  There are 3 different sizes for buttons and 3 sizes for the flower blossoms, my example show on the lid is the medium sized ~ they are about the size of a nickel – I used pool party reinker to color the clay.   The clay is EXTREMELY lightweight; it almost feels like styrofoam… It is a silicone compound.
So they really are perfect for cards or any paper project!  I personally tested each design to see how durable they are:  the buttons I can literally fold in half and they didn’t break or crack; the flower cracked a little when folded completely in half, but it only shows if bent – so these are very forgiving and durable and will most definitely make it through even the most unforgiving postman.

I cannot WAIT to show you more of these in the next few weeks!  Official orders for the new catalog begin May 31st – I will have electronic AND digital copies ready as soon as we are able to release them. If you would like to be included on either mailing list for official hardcopy, or digital copy of the catalog please comment below as well and I will make sure you are in the know!

Mother's Day Stampin Up Tea Bag Dispenser Gift Box

Mother’s Day Stampin Up Tea Bag Dispenser Gift Box

Until next time stampers!

** As always, comments are welcome and appreciated **

Home Sweet Home with Lawn Fawn

I have been SOOOO busy lately that I haven’t had time to post my latest creation using my Home Sweet Home set by Lawn Fawn!!  I love this set – it is so versatile that you can use it for “We’ve Moved” cards, new baby cards, or like my example – all occasion / just because!

Summer is hte time for new releases it seems, and Lawn Fawn will be debuting their new line May 4th.  *does happy dance*  There are sneak previews all this week on their blog – you should check out the nifty paper tearing tool that they feature today.  Very cool.



Home Sweet Home with Lawn Fawn

Just Because ~ Home Sweet Home with Lawn Fawn


As always, your comments are welcome & appreciated!

Until next time stampers!